Wealthiest tenth of households are ‘overwhelmingly’ the biggest beneficiaries of Hammond’s budget tax cuts

Originally posted on Politics and Insights:
The Resolution Foundation is a non-partisan think tank that works to improve the living standards of those in Britain on low to middle incomes. The foundation’s initial comments on Hammond’s budget:  https://twitter.com/resfoundation/status/1056969156741029889 https://twitter.com/resfoundation/status/1057034168935288832 The big print giveth and the small print taketh away. Torsten Bell, director of the Resolution Foundation,…

This charity chief broke the Tory gagging order on the effect of Universal Credit. Her words are heartbreaking – and infuriating

The lady in the video below is Ellie Waugh, chief executive of the charity Humanity Torbay, which aims to help the vulnerable secure homes, jobs and training. Part of that mission has involved working with the Conservative government – but this has come with strings attached, including a demand not to criticise Tory policies such […]

MP asks government to investigate judge who jailed anti-fracking protesters

Originally posted on DRILL OR DROP?:
Gordon Marsden (right) outside the Preston New Road shale gas site with shadow business secretary, Rebecca Long-Bailey. The justice secretary has been urged to investigate whether the judge who jailed three anti-fracking protesters last month followed an official code of conduct. Blackpool South MP, Gordon Marsden, tabled three parliamentary question…